In 2021 the State of Australasian Cities (SOAC) Conference will be located in Melbourne and co-hosted by RMIT University, Monash University, Swinburne University and the University of Melbourne. We invite abstracts from urban researchers which address the conference theme drawing on research that is either explicitly focused on the Australasian cities context or highlights international comparative research that deliberately draws out new insights for Australasian cities.  

Successful abstracts will be invited to submit a public policy-oriented article (800-1000 words) for inclusion in peer review published conference proceedings.  

To be considered for the Peter Harrison Memorial prizes for best paper and best PhD paper, a full paper (5000 words) will be invited for submission for peer review and considered for inclusion in a special issue of the Journal of Urban Policy and Research. 

Key Dates

Abstract Submissions

Now Open

Abstract Submissions Close

30 July 2021

PhD Symposium

28-30 November 2021

SOAC Conference
1-3 December 2021